Since we are God's coworkers, we urge you not to let God's kindness be wasted on you.
God says, "At the right time I heard you. On the day of salvation I helped you." Listen, now is God's acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation!
We don't give people any opportunity to find fault with how we serve.
Instead, our lives demonstrate that we are God's servants. We have endured many things: suffering, distress, anxiety,
beatings, imprisonments, riots, hard work, sleepless nights, and lack of food.
[People can see] our purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit's presence [in our lives], our sincere love,
truthfulness, and the presence of God's power. We demonstrate that we are God's servants
as we are praised and dishonored, as we are slandered and honored, and as we use what is right to attack what is wrong and to defend the truth. We are treated as dishonest although we are honest,